Thursday, January 17, 2013

Poriyal

I did five different types of vegetables for pongal. In India, by the month of January we get these vegetables fresh and cheaper. They prepare with seasonal vegetables. Fresh coconuts are good for health. Raw coconut offers a spectrum of benefits to nourish your body while delighting your tongue. When it is boiled or fried it loses benefits, so I added grated coconuts after switching off the flame.
There are no much differences in each poriyal, so I don't want to bore you all by different posts :)), may be it is like a big list, but everything is so easy and simple.


Ingredients:
  • Beans - 1 cup, finely chopped
  • Avarakkai (Broad beans) - 1 cup , chopped
  • Parangikai (Yellow pumpkin) - 1 cup, diced
  • Vazhakkai (Plantains) - 2, diced
  • Sakkara vazhi kilangu (Sweet potato) - 2
  • Chilly powder - 3 tsp, divided for 3
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - as per taste
  • Grated coconut - 5 tbsp,divided
To temper: (for each vegetable)
  • Mustard - 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1 tsp 
  • Red chilly - 1
  • Asafoetida(hing) - 1/4 tsp
  • Curry leaves - 5
  • Oil - 1 tsp

Method:
Beans poriyal :


Heat the pan with a tsp of oil and add mustard seeds, after it splutters, combine urad dal, red chilly, hing and curry leaves. Add Chopped beans, chilly powder and salt. Fry for a minute and add 1/4 cup of water and close with lid. Allow to cook say 5 to 7 minutes. Switch off the flame and add grated coconut.

Avarakkai poriyal:
Heat the pan with a tsp of oil and add mustard seeds, after it splutters, combine urad dal, red chilly, hing and curry leaves. Add Chopped flat beans(avarakkai), chilly powder and salt. Fry for a minute and add 1/4 cup of water and close with lid. Allow to cook say 5 to 7 minutes. Switch off the flame and add grated coconut.

Pumpkin poriyal :
Heat the pan with a tsp of oil and add mustard seeds, after it splutters, combine urad dal, red chilly, hing and curry leaves. Add pumpkin, chilly powder and salt. Fry for a minute and add 1/4 cup of water and close with lid. Allow to cook say 5 to 7 minutes. Switch off the flame and add grated coconut.

Vazhakkai poriyal:
Boil the vazhakkai with salt and turmeric powder. Drain them in a strainer. Heat the pan with a tsp of oil and add mustard seeds, after it splutters, combine urad dal, red chilly, hing and curry leaves. Add the boiled vazhakkai and fry for 2 minutes. Switch off the flame and add grated coconut.

Sweet potato poriyal :
Boil the sweet potato with salt till it softens. After it cools down, remove the skin and chop into big chunks. Heat the pan with a tsp of oil and add mustard seeds, after it splutters, combine urad dal, red chilly,turmeric powder, hing and curry leaves. Add the sweet potato and fry for 2 minutes. Switch off the flame and add grated coconut.
Note:
  • Only red chilly gives spice for plantains and sweet potato poriyal, if you need more spice add chilly powder.
  • Adding coconut enhances the taste of vegetables. You can avoid adding coconut too.



21 comments:

Srimathi said...

Wow! what a spread to have for pongal. Look awesome.

PT said...

healthy list of poriyal :)

divya said...

Wow. This looks so yummy :)

Mahi said...

Nice post anu! Enjoyed your neat pictorial! :)

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

wonderful step by step pictures - I've never tempered - perhaps it's time I did for these delicious results!
Mary x

S.Menaga said...

ஆஹா எல்லாமே இப்பவே செய்து சாப்பிட தோனுதே,அருமை!!

Kurryleaves said...

lovely post...i have never tried pumpkin poriyal...need to try it sometime..

Biny's Recipes said...

OOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMGGGGGGG visual treat...loved each one of it...esp the sweet potato which is new to me

Priya said...

Love this different poriyals,especially the sweet potato poriyal sounds quite new for me too.

Sangeetha said...

Nice post Anu! lovely pictorials...

Sangeetha Priya said...

what an inviting platter? well made, we make 3 poriyals from the top 3 in ur menu :-)

Chitra said...

wow, lovely poriyals. love to taste with sambar sadam :)

Kaveri Venkatesh said...

Lovely poriyals..Love sweet potato poriyal

Vimitha Anand said...

Loving all the poriyals... Looks too yum

Latha Madhusudhan said...

Nice spread. BTW pumpkin poriyal is new for me.

Hema said...

I love all these poriyals, especially with the coconut..

Savitha Ganesan said...

Super post with poriyal.yumm.lovely spread.

Savitha Ganesan said...

happy to follow u.

Jasna Varcakovic said...

Oh, lots of beautiful colours and tastes...

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Oh this is quite new to me, we always make kootu. Looks fabulous

Shanthi said...

Very healthy poriyals...lovely presentation..

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